In a living ode to curiosity and exploration, Brooke Feldman took a little tour of her own studio apartment while brushing her teeth last evening.
“Sometimes, I just stand in front of my bathroom mirror while I brush my teeth,” Feldman says. “But I know as well as anyone that I’m not making it to two full minutes when I do that, and taking a grand tour of my own apartment greatly increases my odds.”
While brushing away at her canines, molars, and incisors, Brooke did a full survey of her book shelves, checked in with her knickknacks, noted the health of her plants, and even looked deeply and with renewed interest at her wall art.
“So many of us stop really touring our apartments after we first see them to determine if we want to rent them,” Brooke says. “But that act of walking around and looking should really never stop, especially when you’re looking to kill 120 seconds.”
“Also, the fact that I’m touring my apartment while simultaneously trying to not drool toothpaste all over my floor and belongings really adds stakes,” Brooke adds. “It’s not just a tour; it’s an adventure.”
We checked in with a professional, Dr. Myisha Wright, DDS, FAGD, to get her perspective on this unorthodox practice.
“In pediatric dentistry, patients are often encouraged to help pass the time by playing a favorite song, or getting a sand timer that keeps them visually engaged,” Dr Wright says. “Most adults are just expected to brush their teeth adequately with no entertainment, but frankly they shouldn’t be. This woman is onto something.”
“I fully endorse Brooke taking a little tour of her studio while she brushes,” she adds. “Of course, the most important thing is that she’s also flossing. Is she flossing?”
Brooke declined to comment as she is currently busy moving the cups from her bedside table to the sink while also brushing her teeth.